A Christmas classic coming to a stage near you

NEGAUNEE — A rendition of a Christmas classic is coming to a stage near you. More specifically, the Vista Theater in Negaunee.

Local actors are presenting the 1983 holiday favorite “A Christmas Story.” It’s the same story line with just a few adjustments to accommodate a different type of staging. It will still feature all your favorite parts like the flagpole scene and the car scene.

As far as the current crew can tell, this is the first time “A Christmas Story” will be performed at the Vista.

“I was just trying to find a play that people would know, or a musical at the time, but then I settled on this play because it’s a fun play, I knew a lot of people knew it and it would, hopefully, draw people into the theater to see it,” said Director Sara Perfetti. “The audience will have fun seeing characters they’ve loved on TV come to life on stage and it will be even more fun because they’ll know the people playing the characters.”

This is only the seventh week of practice for the dozen or so actors involved in the play. While this is a shorter practice session than most productions, Perfetti said she believes the actors have done a great job in putting it all together.

Opening night is this Thursday at 7 p.m. There will be showings at the same time on the ninth and tenth along with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. If you haven’t already snagged a ticket for the show, they’ll be available at the door.